Luxy is an app you think would only exist in The Onion. When the release announcing out went out to the Internet, journalists thought it was a joke or very clever satire. Jokes on us, though, as 3000 people are (the company behind it claims) are already using Luxy.
What is Luxy? Think Tinder except that you swipe only for the rich and good-looking. No poverty-stricken bottomfeeders here, only those who earn upwards of US$200,000 (RM651,070) are allowed in. Here's a lovely snippet from the truly obnoxious press release: "In fact, the average income of male users on LUXY is over US$200k and those who are unable to keep up financially are immediately removed from the service." Wow, sexist much? Note how it specifically mentions male users. You get the impression that Luxy is a playground for monied men looking for trophy wives.
No, I don't date the hoi-polloi
The release is truly a gem of pretentiousness, so much so that Vice published it in its entirety while mocking it.
"Our app allows users to weed out the poor and unattractive," says the CEO in the press release. Note how it does not directly mention it is also probably created by elitist and shallow people, but am sure everyone else can easily infer that bit.
It is rather disturbing that the app also infers that women who use Luxy are pure golddiggers looking for sugar daddies, with choice quotes like this: "Tinder was pretty awesome when it came out, but there’s a lot of riff raff on there. [I] would rather know the guy has a couple bucks in his pocket.”
Alas, poor and struggling artist-types will just have to rely on Tinder to get dates. If you too are a lonely millionaire or haplessly beautiful woman looking for a lonely millionaire, then download the app on either the App Store or Google Play.